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About Sean Matsuwaka
Sean Matsuwaka, MD, RMSK is board-certified in Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation and Sports Medicine. He holds certification in diagnostic and interventional musculoskeletal ultrasound and training in interventional spine care. He is a UW Clinical Assistant Professor in the Department of Rehabilitation Medicine, Division of Sports and Spine.
Dr. Matsuwaka's treatment philosophy is to provide compassionate care while aiming to improve pain and maximize function. He strives to help people return to activities they love to do, including hobbies and sports, and activities they need to do, such as work.
Dr. Matsuwaka's clinical interests include non-surgical sports medicine and musculoskeletal care, diagnostic and interventional ultrasound, interventional spine care, and regenerative medicine treatments. This includes treatment of tendinitis, arthritis, joint pain, muscle strains, spine pain, and ligamentous injuries.
Dr. Matsuwaka enjoys hiking, playing basketball, working out, and traveling during his free time.
Education and Training
New York Presbyterian Hospital Program
Fellowship, 2020, Sports Medicine
UW - Dept. of Rehabilitation Medicine
Residency, 2019, Physical Medicine & Rehabilitation
University of Hawaii - John A. Burns School of Medicine
Internship, 2016, Internal Medicine
University of Hawaii
Medical Education, 2015
Sports Medicine, American Board of Physical Medicine & Rehab
Physical Medicine & Rehabilitation, American Board of Physical Medicine & Rehab